Ringley are a specialist Property Management Company in London, and more specifically Camden and the surrounds which is why we thought we would create this page to highlight why you should use a local property management company situated just north of Camden Lock in the London Borough of Camden.

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Our offices have been head quartered here for over 25 years so this is our guide !

History of Gabalfa

In 1990 when the Poll Tax was introduced, the Gabalfa housing estate and parts of the Mynachdy housing estate were placed into the new Llandaff North Ward, and the boundaries of the Gabalfa Electoral Ward were redrawn to create a now separate ward to the south east of the Llandaff North. It is understood that these changes were made  so that residents of Gabalfa and Mynachdy could then be charged the much higher rate of Poll Tax which was then being levied on anyone who was a resident of Llandaff North.

Property values

Gabalfa has a high student population. Several student accomodations owned by Cardiff University are in Gabalfa, housing about 3,100 students, which is around 10% of the student body.

Aside from this, the area has multiple primary schools including St. Joseph's Primary School and Allensbank Primary School; there is also a secondary school called Cathays High School which has around 900 students.

Property Type Average Current Value
Detached (3 bedroom) Unknown
Semi-Detached (3 bedroom) £338,987.00
Terraced (3 bedroom) £284,948.00
Flat (2 bedroom) £185,293.00

With the current rental values being:

Property Type Average Rent (Per week)
Detached (3 bedroom) Unknown
Semi-Detached (3 bedroom) Unknown
Terraced (3 bedroom) Unknown
Flat (2 bedroom) £188.00

New developments in Gabalfa

Gabalfa Avenue

An application for a development of 22 units, made up of 16 one-bed and six two-bed homes for older persons aged 55 and above. There would then be a communal lounge, cycle store and bin storage in the ground floor of the building as well as 10 parking spaces at the site it is important to point out that the development is near to a bus route and a short walk from Lydstep Park.

Briardene housing development

The Briardene housing development would include 30 two-bed apartments which will be for sale on the open market and nine affordable apartments; resulting in a total of 23% of the development being classified as affordable homes. The plans are for three blocks to be built with two L-shaped blocks and the third block being a C-shape. Each flat would have one parking and one bike space.


What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Gabalfa

Gabalfais an area oozing with potential. This is largely due to its ideal location, the area is close to the city centre and transport links such as the Cathays Railway Station and Cardiff Queen street station. Furthermore, the area has an abundance of students from Cardiff University with there being several student accomodations owned by Cardiff University in Gabalfa, housing about 3,100 students.

Aside from this, the area is rich with history, I find it particularly interesting how estates were moved across to Llandaff, to get those residents to pay more poll tax.

Things to do in Gabalfa

Gabalfa is a place rich with history which can be easily explored. Notable buildings such as the Cardiff Castle, National Musueum Cardiff and City Hall are all nearby. However, if history isn't your thing, then the city centre which is only 3 miles away, may be more suited for you as there are are a multitude of stores and restuarants available which would be ideal for keen shoppers and foodies.

Gabalfa Cultural Scene

The area of Gabalfa is rich with culture, it brings together a cosmopolitan mixture of cultures. This mixture of cultures comes from the young students at the local universities, friends from overseas and locals who have lived in the area for generations. The Cathays Art Gallery, which is only a 5 minute drive away, is also a great place to witness the culture of the area, the gallery shows art from professional and up-and coming artists

What local People said...

Top 3 Property Management Companies in Gabalfa

1. Ringley Group – specialising in the block management of residential and regeneration consultancy - Located at 122 West Bute Street, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5EN

2. Haford Housing Association - Located at St Hilary Court, Copthorne Way, Cardiff, CF5 6ES

3. Wates Residential - Located at Wates House Station Approach Leatherhead Surrey KT22 7SW

Call Anthony James at Ringley for an initial chat –

Anthony James
Commercial Director - BSc (Eng) Hons KCA
Direct Dial: 020 4506 9030
Ringley Limited Chartered Surveyors
Ringley House, 1 Castle Road, London, NW1 8PR.
Fax: 020 7267 9610
Web: ringley.co.uk
Email: anthony.james@ringley.co.uk

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1 Castle Road
London, NW1 8PR
020 7267 2900

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11 Swan Street
Northern Quarter
Manchester, M4 5JJ
0161 376 3276

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122 West Bute Street
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff, CF10 5EN
0161 376 3276

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